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Mind the gap : science and ethics in nanotechnology

Mnyusiwalla, Anisa and Daar, Abdallah S and Singer, Peter A (2003) Mind the gap : science and ethics in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, 14 (3). R9. ISSN 09574484

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Nanotechnology (NT) is a rapidly progressing field. Advances will have a tremendous impact on fields such as materials, electronics, and medicine. A thorough review of the current literature, governmental funding, and policy documents was undertaken. Despite the potential impact of NT, and the abundance of funds, our research revealed that there is a paucity of serious, published research into the ethical, legal, and social implications of NT. As the science leaps ahead, the ethics lags behind. There is danger of derailing NT if the study of ethical, legal, and social implications does not catch up with the speed of scientific development.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:8927
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:28 Apr 2010 10:46
Last Modified:28 Apr 2010 10:46

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